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Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. acknowledged before the city government officials and employees Larry Abarra, a rising boxer and a bonafide Olongapeño during the flag raising ceremony held at the Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court on October 6, 2008.

Abarra, nineteen years old, resident of Barangay Barretto, member of the Philippine Boxing team and member of the Southeast Asian Games for 2009 Contingent to Laos started his career as a boxer in Olongapo City.

Olongapo City Amateur Boxing Association President and Youth and Sports Coordinator Angie Layug monitored his boxing career since 2006 until last year where he transferred and continued his training in Baguio City.

It can be recalled that it was in Mayor Gordon’s project, “Paboksing ni Mayor sa Barangay” in 2006 where Abarra had his first fight and showed his boxing skills.

“Nakikita ko si Larry has a potential, kaya baka mamaya maging champion ito gaya ni Manny Pacquiao. Hindi ako boksingero, pero magaling din akong manood ng boksing, nakikita ko malakas siyang sumuntok, sana maging successful siya, suportahan natin,” Mayor Gordon said.

Mayor Gordon appealed to all city officials and employees to support Abarra in his career morally and financially. Abarra has to travel back to Baguio City to continue his training and spend the rest of the year mastering his craft.

Masayang ipinakilala ni Mayor James “Bong” Gordon, Jr. ang sumisikat na tubong Olongapong boksingerong si Larry Abarra sa Rizal Triangle Multi-Purpose Covered Court pagkatapos ng flag raising ceremony nitong Oktubre 06, 2008.

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